Crossing the Globe #4: Hybrid Languages

This week we’re speaking about hybrid languages. We hear thoughts from Rhydian Rolant Cleaver about navigating the precarities of Welsh, from Melissa Au on the ties between class and Cantonese, and from Hussain Abbas on the changing cultural production and…

Hedging bets with Emmet Mung

Emmet Mung isn’t our usual pick for Flipside. He’s embedded in a segment of campus that hardly recognises our paper; when I first contacted him about doing this interview he had absolutely no idea who I was, or what I…

Six months of protests: violence, disruption and the media in Hong Kong

It has been nearly six months since the Hong Kong protests first began, and they show no signs of stopping. Today, the streets of Hong Kong are a battleground between pro-democracy protesters and the police forces sent to curb their…

One month on from Black Bloc Day: HK student campaigners juggle community tensions, identity, and going home whilst Minouche visits Beijing

Director Dame Minouche Shafik may have ruffled some feathers with her recent travel plans. As the stakes climb for LSESU’s Hong Kong Student Alliance amid warnings from the Chinese government towards pro-democracy leaders in Hong Kong after the latter achieved…

LSE Students’ Alliance for Hong Kong takes action on multiple fronts

As the protests in Hong Kong reached a fever pitch, LSE’s related movement, The LSE Student’s Alliance for Hong Kong, stepped up its efforts to amplify the protesters’ message and respond to opposition on campus. The LSE Students Alliance for…

Jessica, Amraj & Toby on queer time theory, Hong Kong, and PRIDE at LSE

photography by Sebastian Mullen In the lead up to this interview, we joked that queer time theory is the most important mysterious paradigm dominating the lives of LGBTQ+ people, you know, apart from queerphobia. The planned time for this interview…

Tensions mount after Black Bloc Day at LSE

Between 1:55 and 2:05 on Thursday, October 31st, the LSE Students Alliance for Hong Kong began and ended their demonstration. Dressed in all black and wearing face-obscuring masks, the students stood on the stairs outside the New Academic Building for a group picture.

SOS message on campus Globe

On the night of Monday 11 November, the LSE Globe was once again used as a medium for conveying a political message. Subject to vandalism and political controversy since its inauguration, the public art sculpture on Sheffield Street had posters…

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Election

  By J Kwong Despite three candidates, the election outcome is unlikely to be a surprise.  In the wake of ever greater societal and political discontent, Hong Kong will select its new Chief Executive, on the 26th of March. The official…